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2017 Appellate Advocacy Seminar

SPONSORED BY THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT and the LSU PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER


Program Chair: Allison Jones
10.25 hours of CLE – Cost: $150.00
October 2 and 3, 2017
PAN AM CONFERENCE CENTER
601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
Register – www.baffc.org


Schedule

Panelists’ Biographies
Summary of issues to be orally argued on Tuesday, October 3

Monday, October 2

8:45 – 9:10am – Registration

9:15 am – Opening Remarks – Winston DeCuir, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

9:30 – 11:45 – Writing Workshop. –  Director of Legal Research & Writing, Associate Professor, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Marlene Krousel, , Heidi Thompson, Assistant Professors of Professional Practice, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
Marlene’s power point presentation
Heidi’s power point presentation

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30 pm – The Clerk’s Office. – Thomas Plunkett, Deputy Clerk of Court, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Kenneth Russo,

1:30 –  2:00 pm – Bonding for Appeals – Torrence Lewis, Attorney at Law, Pittsburgh, PA

2:00 – 3:00 – Current Issues in Criminal Law – Walter Woodruff, Edward S. Bopp Law Firm, Editor of the BAFFC Daily Commentary, New Orleans, LA

OR

2:00 – 3:00 – Current Issues in Commercial Law – David Coale, Lynn, Pinker, Cox, Hurst, Dallas, TX

BREAK

3:15 – 4:15 – Professionalism – “Unpopular Causes, Unpopular Clients, and A Sense of Justice: A Lawyer’s Duty to the Rule of Law.” – Mike Rubin, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, LA

JOIN US FOR A HAPPY HOUR AFTER THE PROGRAM AT PETE’S PUB, FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL, 444 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

John Minor Wisdom Courthouse
600 Camp Street, Room 206
New Orleans, LA 70130

9:00 – 11:15 – Oral Argument Observation and Critique

Observe regularly scheduled oral arguments. Stay in the Courtroom to hear critiques of the arguments. After the arguments, attorneys will critique the arguments given in Court.

East Courtroom – Sidney K. Powell, Attorney at Law, Dallas, TX; Don M. Richard, Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard & DeShazo

En Banc Courtroom – Allison Jones, Downer, Jones, Marino and Wilhite, Shreveport, LA; Deborah Pearce, Attorney at Law, New Orleans, LA

OR

Pan Am Conference Center
601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA  70130

9:00 –  11:15 am – Supreme Court Panel – Current Issues Before the Court

Tim Crooks, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX
Aaron Streett, Baker Botts, Houston, TX
Jeffery T. Green, Sidley, Austin, Washington, DC

11:30 am – Lunch in the Great Hall – Enjoy lunch in the historic Great Hall of the John Minor Wisdom Courthouse with Fifth Circuit Judges and Court Executives, Case Managers, and Conference Attorneys.

12:55 – Walk to Pan Am Center, 601 Poydras St., 11th Floor

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Nuts and Bolts of Oral Argument and Brief Writing : Judges Discuss Effective Oral Argument Practice and Brief Writing.

Honorable Eugene Davis, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
HonorableEdward C. Prado, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Gregg Costa, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

2:00 – 3:00 pm – The Attorney’s Perspective on Briefs and Oral Argument:  Substantive Tips on Brief Writing and Oral Argument – Derek T. Ho, Kellogg, Hansen, Washington, DC

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Ethics. How the Appellate Lawyer can navigate his/her appeals while maintaining professionalism.Anna Scardulla, Advocacy Fellow, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Dismissal – Margaret Cupples – President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.